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Re: [pepysdiary] Site News: Pepys on Twitter

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  • Todd Bernhardt
    Phil, this is awesome. What a great, time-bending idea.
    Message 1 of 3 , May 10, 2009
      Phil, this is awesome. What a great, time-bending idea.

      --- On Sun, 5/10/09, Phil Gyford <lists@...> wrote:

      > From: Phil Gyford <lists@...>
      > Subject: [pepysdiary] Site News: Pepys on Twitter
      > To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Sunday, May 10, 2009, 2:28 PM
      > http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/archive/2009/05/10/9971.php
      > Ever one to keep up with the latest technologies, Samuel
      > Pepys has now
      > started twittering regularly: http://twitter.com/samuelpepys
      >   He’ll be updating around three times a day, so
      > feel free to follow him
      > if you want to keep up with what he’s doing before he
      > gets round to
      > writing his diary at night.
      > When thinking of putting Pepys on Twitter my first thought
      > was simply to
      > post a quote once a day, with a link to that day’s diary
      > entry. But
      > while compiling the quotes for upcoming days I realised
      > that to be more
      > in keeping with Twitter the account should update in real
      > time.
      > So, technology willing, the samuelpepys account should
      > update regularly
      > with quotes from that day’s diary entry as if Sam’s
      > sending them as the
      > events happen. Of course, I’ve guessed at the time of day
      > each event
      > happens, but they should make sense.
      > The only oddity (well, aside from a 17th century Londoner
      > using Twitter)
      > is the days of the week not being in sync with our own —
      > so while the
      > time of day will be the same as ours (for those in the UK)
      > Pepys will,
      > for example, go to church on our Wednesdays.
      > I’m aware that posting the day’s events during the
      > course of the day
      > could seem like spoilers for that night’s diary. The
      > simple answer is to
      > not follow the Twitter feed; the events won’t appear on
      > PepysDiary.com
      > so there won’t be any spoilers on this site.
      > I hope the upside is that many people will now be able to
      > keep up with
      > Pepys’ life, even if in a minimal fashion, who wouldn’t
      > usually read the
      > diary at all.
      > Many thanks to Phil Greg for donating the samuelpepys
      > Twitter account
      > for this purpose.
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